October 4, 2016, Prescott-
As our little classroom was not the right fit for a troubled child, I have to voice a few thoughts.
Unless and until:
Adult educators consistently place the well-being of children first;
People on a team eschew oneupmanship;
Children are empowered, according to their developmental levels;
Communication across hierarchical levels, and between colleagues, becomes and remains clear and consistent;
Downtime is minimized to almost nothing;
Spiritual (not sectarian) principles are infused into education, so as to strengthen character;
Cooperative learning becomes the norm;
Children are seen as a valid constituency, by elected officials;
Society places education at the highest priority;
We will continue to face repeated and familiar issues, in our collective mirror.